Bury is made up of six distinctive townships. Each town retains its own individuality. Bury’s rich industrial heritage helped shape the modern Metropolitan Borough. Reclamation of worn-out industrial land has taken place leading to a green and pleasant environment.


The borough is able to offer a high-quality lifestyle across varied rural, suburban, and urban locations, with good quality housing, combined with primary and secondary schools that enjoy a good reputation and excellent levels of attainment. We want to maintain our assets for future generations and this is reflected in our ambition to reduce the impact of climate change.   



We're helping Bury businesses to drive the transition to a vibrant, sustainable and low carbon economy. Here are some of the amazing things we've helped them to achieve so far.

Bury has a lot to offer:

  • The Borough has a highly skilled workforce. 
  • The shopping destination is second only to the City Centre and the Trafford Centre. 
  • The borough enjoys distinct and vibrant townships, good quality housing stock and an excellent family of schools and colleges. 
  • Supporting a strong local economy is a key priority for Bury Council. Integral to this priority is supporting local businesses to prosper and grow as part of the wider ambition to create more local jobs and to expand and diversify Bury's economy.

Key facts

The green technologies and services sector in Greater Manchester is an increasingly important part of the local economy. Here are some key facts about the sector from 2012/13.


Businesses assisted with hands-on resource efficiency or low carbon sector support

£10.5 million

Cost savings achieved in businesses, by improving environmental performance

£2.3 million

Sales increased or safeguarded


Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saved - like driving a Hummer from Manchester to the moon more than 330 times


Tonnes of solid, liquid and gaseous materials saved - enough to build 49 Blackpool Towers


Cubic metres of water saved - enough to fill 103 Olympic sized swimming pools


Tonnes of waste diverted from landfill - the weight of 23,277 African Elephant Bulls


Jobs created or safeguarded